Seniors Pet Assistance Network (SPAN)

A nonprofit organization

$12,912 raised by 110 donors

100% complete

$10,000 Goal

Pet ownership equates to companionship for many seniors. Without their furry or feathered companions, many seniors would spend days and weeks at a time alone. SPAN works to keep these companion relationships intact for as long as possible. There are tangible benefits from having a companion animal. Pet owners derive happiness and emotional support from their pets. Pet ownership provides stress relief and decreases anxiety and depression for the majority of pet owners. At least one-third of pet owners receive some health benefits such as increased exercise and lower blood pressure. A 2015 study out of George Mason University calculated an $11.7 billion savings in US healthcare costs as a result of pet ownership.
SPAN's Values and Beliefs:

-We deeply respect senior citizens and value their ability to remain in their homes in safety and with dignity and happiness

-We care about companion animals and believe they too deserve compassionate care and safe homes.

-We believe companion animals are like family members for seniors and are vitally important to seniors' happiness and psychological well being

-For seniors, we believe being able to properly maintain and keep a beloved companion animal provides joy and dignity

-We believe seniors should not have to choose between meeting their own personal needs for food and medicine and maintaining/keeping their companion animal.

Our Needs

Monetary donations or gift cards to support our need for dog food, cat food, cat litter, and veterinary care.

Giving Activity


SPAN's mission is to secure the joyful, healthy relationships between low-income seniors and their companion animals.

No senior should have to give up their companion pet due to affordability.

We provide pet food and basic vet care to Dallas County seniors with companion animals who are 67 or older, living on a fixed income of $1,500 or less per month.


SPAN needs monetary donations or gift cards to purchase pet food and supplies and to pay for veterinary care.

Equity Statement

Organization Data


Organization name

Seniors Pet Assistance Network (SPAN)

Tax id (EIN)




Animals, Economic/Financial Security/Poverty, Seniors

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO


PO BOX 821173
Dallas, TX 75382



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